Help! I started riding again last May after not doing any real riding since high school. I am 42-so that gives you an idea of my "time off". I have been working under a great Dressage trainer since I started, and purchased my first horse last July, a Paint that had been used as a lesson horse at one time, and then as a trail horse, but had never done Dressage. I realize I took that hard way in, as I can see how amazing my progress would have been had I gotten a seasoned Dressage school master, but I never take the easy way! Oh-and the horse is quite talented-it is me that is the issue!
We are truly making steady progress if I look back, but sometimes I fear I am frustrating my trainer as I just over-analyze everything. I need to just shut-up, do what she is saying, and "go for it" so to speak. And when I analyze-I seem to have to stop and get myself together, which is not teaching the horse any good tricks. Any advice my from my wise, been through that, horse forum friends?